Preparation Stage (Aashi)
Description of the Class Activities
The class started by teacher showing a picture to students and told them that the picture is teacher’s friend. Then teacher wrote the description of the picture on the basis of the characteristics given on the chart. After that teacher put 10 pictures with its details description on her table and asked students to come and pick up one picture as their friend. After students have chosen their friend, teacher asked students to give name to the picture and looked at the details mentioned along with the picture. Next teacher asked one student to show his/her friend to the class and teacher made comparison between student’s picture and teacher’s picture according to the given characteristics. After that teacher divided students in pairs and asked them to compare their picture with their pairs. Then teacher elicited some words used to compare different things like “tall-taller, small-smaller, big-bigger, etc”. Before the end of the stage, teacher gave summary of that stage.
Aashi started the class with very nice and warm facial expression, voice and body movement which can motivate students to participate actively in the class. From the very beginning of the class Aashi maintained good eye contact to the students, her voice and body language also showed that she is very confident and willing to teach. The idea of making students came forward and picked up a picture on the table was very good because it can grasp students’ full attention and make students get involve totally to the class activity. Asking students to give name to their picture could make students feel that the picture is really their friend. Making students share their friend in pairs also gave students initial practice on how to describe and compare pictures’ characteristics. The only one problem which I noticed was teacher’s writing on the chart was not clear because the color choice which was similar to the chart color.